Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bead Soup Ingredients on Simmer

My bead soup ingredients arrived last week, but the weekend was so busy that I'm just now getting to post the pictures.

First off...check out the box:

Oh my gosh - it was ginormous!

And I couldn't wait to reveal the treasures hidden within!

Look...my soup ingredients!

The accent beads are some beautiful lavender pearls, seafoam green Czech glass teardrops, copper and amber Czech glass flowers and some faceted white stone (jade, I think) rounds.

The clasp is a beautifully detailed sterling silver toggle.

And the focal is one of Judy's handmade paper beads. I couldn't get the color quite right in the photo - in real life it's more cream/copper and not really yellow like it looks here.

Here's a last look at everything together. Quite an intriguing mix and DEFINITELY out of my comfort zone. I spent a good part of Sunday playing with it and am pretty happy with what I've created thus far. More to do, though, so stay tuned.

And don't forget the blog hop is on September 17th!



Do Be Do Bead Do said...

Yummy! Can't wait to see your final designs. See you on the 17th.

Sharyl said...

I was browsing for other jewelry blogs and came across yours. I'm excited to learn more about "bead soup" and some of your other features.

I truly admire your jewelry appearing on the right side of your page you are selling through Etsy. So very well done, love the beads, love the color and designs! Anxious to "follow" and see what comes next! Thanks for sharing! --Sharyl

TesoriTrovati said...

Great soup. This will be yummy!
Enjoy the day!

Pretty Things said...

Those are beautiful!

ThreeRedBeads said...

I can't wait to see what you create! Enjoy and have fun!

Beadbug said...

That clasp is the most amazing one I have ever seen!

Shaiha said...

I just love that box. And I would love to work with those pearls.